Research Technician I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Laboratory Research Sciences


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


A Research Technician I position is available in the Adeyemi Lab in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch. Anticipated start date is Fall 2023.


Maintaining genomic integrity is critical for survival. Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of genome maintenance – how DNA repair is orchestrated in response to different types of cellular insults, how these processes are dysregulated during genetic diseases, infections, aging and cancer, and how such knowledge can potentially be exploited towards novel therapies.


The successful candidate will work with the principal investigator and other lab members to carry out a variety of cutting-edge genetic, cellular and molecular techniques in cellular/molecular biology, genetics and virology. The work will lead to the discovery and characterization of novel genome maintenance mechanisms following replication stress and will help to identify novel targets for the treatment of tumors with defects in specific DNA repair genes. In addition to performing experiments, the candidate will play an important role in the daily operation of the laboratory. The Research Technician will directly support the science, contribute to papers, and thrive in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, creative, fast-paced and learning-focused environment.


  • This position works independently under the guidance of, and in conjunction with the P.I. and other lab members in accomplishing the lab’s goals.
  • Experiments and projects involve:
    • Performing standard molecular biology techniques (cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, plasmid prep, etc)
    • Performing tissue culture work involving transfections, viral vector infections, CRISPR knockout cell line generation and so on.
    • Assisting in CRISPR functional genomic screens to identify genes required for the selective survival under stress conditions.
    • Validating and characterizing novel screen hits using western blotting, immunofluorescence microscopy and other techniques.
    • Establishing new and modifying existing research techniques.


  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology or related science field is required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience with standard molecular and cell biology techniques (nucleic acid isolation/ manipulation/ PCR/ cloning/ transformation) is required. Experience with mammalian cell culture would be helpful.
  • Careful, independent thinker with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and/or with others as a team member on multiple projects.
  • The ideal candidate would be self-motived, scientifically curious, excited by discoveries and committed to high quality science.
  • While this position is focused on discovery and supporting research projects, it may involve administrative responsibilities related to lab safety, ordering, and databases. Therefore, having excellent organizational and analytical skills is a desirable asset.

*Please include a cover letter with your application, detailing reasons for your interest in this position.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $21.56 to $30.69 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). 


Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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